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    Default Food for "thought"

    Thought that I would nice and share this little bit of information with you all.

    During the time of Hippocrates a long third stage was treated with a combination of dried placenta, horse testicles and urine from the husband of the laboring mother.


    I sure am glad that I am birthing now and not back then.


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    LOL, wow - but why?

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    To speed up the third stage of labour I guess.

    I already knew of the whole placenta part in it. It's supposed to stop any excessive bleeding from occuring, or slows it down if it does occur.

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